It’s Fajita Night!
We are having a “nothing planned” weekend. I love those kind of weekends. Where you get up in the morning without that rushed, gotta get ready for something feeling. It may not be complete and total relaxation (it usually isn’t with a 2 and 4 year old), but it’s close enough.
Last week, I was lucky to receive a cast iron Fajita Set from Katom Restaurant Supply. We enjoy having fajitas when we eat out, so I thought it would be great to have one of these griddles to use at home! So for our relaxing at home Saturday night, we threw together some really tasty chicken fajitas for ourselves. My brother and his friend stopped by for dinner so the fajitas were perfect for the guys to eat while watching the Orlando Magic game.
The set comes with a sturdy 10×7 oval griddle, a chili red wooden under liner and a festive chili pepper handle mitt. It also comes with user friendly instructions and several recipes to experiment with. It’s everything you need to serve hot sizzling fajitas right at your own kitchen table!
Check out Katom Restaurant Supply’s website for a huge selection of restaurant and home kitchen equipment. If you like to entertain like I do, there are great serving items that might come in handy for your next party!
It’s Fajita Night!
- Category: Chicken
- Method: Oven/Grill/Stovetop
4 chicken breasts
1 TB chili powder
1 TB smoked paprika
1 TB pasilla chili powder
1 TB garlic powder
3 TB diced fire-roasted green chiles (I use these)
salt and pepper
2–3 TB olive oil
2 large red or green bell peppers, sliced
1 large onion, sliced
flour or whole wheat tortillas
Pico de Gallo, optional
Sour Cream, optional
Shredded Cheese, optional
- In a large bowl, combine chicken breasts with chili powders, garlic, paprika, chopped chilies and olive oil (I eyeballed my measurements so adjust yours to your liking). Using tongs, toss chicken breasts until completely coated. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least an hour.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place cast iron fajita skillet onto rack on lowest setting. Keep in hot oven until ready to serve fajitas.
- Using a preheated grill or grill pan, cook chicken breasts, approximately 5 minutes on each side (depending on thickness). Once chicken is cooked, transfer to cutting board and let rest before slicing.
- In a hot nonstick skillet, with about 1-2 TB olive oil, saute sliced peppers and onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 8 – 10 minutes, until softened.
- Slice cooked chicken breasts into long thin strips. When ready to serve, pull out fajita griddle out of the oven using the hot handle holder and place on wooden underliner. Add a few drops of olive oil to skillet, add chicken, peppers and onions and toss to combine. Squeeze juice of 1/2 lime over chicken and veggies. Ready to serve!
Now if these fajitas got you in the mood for some Tex Mex flavor…you are going to have to go visit my foodie friend Gloria over at Foods and Flavors of San Antonio!
Gloria is celebrating the release of her new cookbook, Foods and Flavors of San Antonio, by throwing a “Texas sized” party on her blog! She will be sharing lots of great recipes contributed by the foodie community as well as giveaways! I was lucky enough to win a copy of her cookbook and can’t wait to receive it so I can start cooking my way through it!! Thank you so much for randomly picking my number Gloria…if you want a copy of Gloria’s cookbook, check out Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.
Best wishes and lots of success to you and your new cookbook Gloria!!
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These fajitas look delicious! I have a set of fajita pans that I haven’t even used! I think I may pull them out very soon!!
These look so delicious and your margaritas look amazing. I saw them on Glorias site. I have got to try those!
I love fajitas at home! How nice that you have the perfect tools to make them. Yum!
Love these kind of weekends… we are enjoying a similar type as well.
I totally love your post and your fajitas are AWESOME!!! I have a fajita set, too, though it’s not the same one as yours. Thanks so much for blogging about my Fiesta, and for sharing your margaritas and munchies. 🙂 Hugs.
The fajitas sounds wonderful with fire-roasted green chiles! Delicious!
Wow, you put your new pan to excellent use right away! Your fajitas look terrific (as does everything on that plate), and thanks for the heads up re: Gloria’s fiesta. Wish we lived closer so I could stop by for some great food, too! Sounds like you are having a great weekend.
We love fajitas! These look delicious!
mmmmmm these fajitas look so good!!!
Aren’t those weekends just the best! We are kind of having one this weekend too. But it is a little more planned than I had hoped!
The fajitas look super yummy!
YUM! I love your new fajita pan- so cool! Glad you guys had a very nice and restful weekend. We actually ended up driving down to Jacksonville to a dealership that had a car Josh wanted. It was a longggg trip but he ended up with the car so I am excited for him 🙂 Have a good Sunday night!
Love fajitas! your photos are outstanding!! I am sad the weekend is almost over, I don’t want to go back to work!!
I extend my congrats over here to Gloria as well. Can’t wait to get the book since I found out I won one of her giveaways.
The fajita set is cool. And I love weekends like that too, but this is the first one I’ve had in a very, very long time. So it was basketball and cooking for me too!
I love fajitas and I haven’t had them in ages! Thanks for the great suggestion.
Pretty much anything Mexican works in our house, including fajitas. Yours look wonderful. Our riff always includes nice ripe avocados.
I Love non planned weekends!
Love your fajitas.
Well. I want fajitas now. For breakfast. I guess that’s alright…too bad I am having an apple instead.
I am so ready for fajita’s. I love them so much. Hubby does too, but he takes out all the veggies and only eats the meat. Makes me not want to make it sometimes. Men are so fussy!
Fajitas are one of my favorite things to order out – I need to get one of those pans so I can make them at home!
I have never made a fajita, looks like I’m ready to try my first one. My mouth is watering!
Wow these look amazing! I can’t wait to try them myself. I’ll have to look into getting the pans as well.
Fajitas are a perfect meal with so many possibilities for toppings. These look so yummy!
I love fajitas – just no onions on mine please!
I’ll have to check that site out – thanks for sharing!
You just can’t get much better than this – the fajitas look outstanding.
i love fajitas doesn’t matter what kind. those look wonderful.
Yum. I would like to try these!
I love fajitas and these look soo good. Yummy!
Those fajita look delicious. Right up my alley!!
Wow Aggie, those look amazing! Will you come make dinner at my place tonight?
I love having Tex Mex night! I love the social side of this kind of meal 🙂 Haven’t done this for a while and now I’m totally inspired. Your fajitas look soooo delicious! Load on the extras too! :))
That fajita set is so cool, I want one! Of course the fajitas look delicious too 🙂
Aggie, these chicken fajitas looks so delicious. The peppers make them look so colorful and inviting. Great job. Your photos are wonderful.
I so wish I was at your house for fajita night!! It looks so amazing like always Aggie.
I love the stir fry too, so YUMMY!
These fajita’s sound amazing, full of intense flavors. Thanks for sharing